Spring 2018 Class Schedule (ARC)



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AT 100    Technical Basics for the Automotive Professional    4 Units

Prerequisite: None.
Hours: 54 hours LEC ; 54 hours LAB
Description: This course presents theoretical and practical training for entry-level automotive technicians. It presents basic automotive diagnosis and service procedures used in automotive shops. Projects performed in an automotive shop environment provide hands-on experience with industry shop tools. Shop service operations which meet Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) standards including safety, electrical, and other general automotive procedures are covered.

Schedule: Five Week - First, Jan 13-Feb 21
MTWTh     07:30AM-09:45AM LEC J.Andronas           ARC MAIN Tech Ed 334     13422 
Textbook
MTWTh     09:55AM-12:10PM LAB J.Andronas           ARC MAIN Tech Ed 333B      

Schedule: Five Week - Third, Apr 05-May 09
MTWTh     07:30AM-09:45AM LEC J.Andronas           ARC MAIN Tech Ed 334     13302 Textbook
MTWTh     09:55AM-12:10PM LAB J.Andronas           ARC MAIN Tech Ed 333A      

Schedule: Full Term, Jan 13-May 16
Sa        08:00AM-11:05AM LEC R.Tuso               ARC MAIN Tech Ed 336     12583 Textbook
Sa        11:15AM-02:20PM LAB R.Tuso               ARC MAIN Tech Ed 333C      
TTh       06:00PM-07:20PM LEC D.Clinciu            ARC MAIN Tech Ed 336     10930 Textbook
TTh       07:30PM-08:50PM LAB D.Clinciu            ARC MAIN Tech Ed 333B      
MW        06:00PM-07:20PM LEC L.Hawe               ARC MAIN Tech Ed 336     12713 Textbook
MW        07:30PM-08:50PM LAB L.Hawe               ARC MAIN Tech Ed 333B      



See chart for Smog Check Repair Technician License at http://search.arc.losrios.edu/docs.htm


AT 105    Mathematics for Automotive Technology    3 Units

Prerequisite: None.
Corequisite: AT 100
General Education: AA/AS Area II(b)
Hours: 54 hours LEC
Description: This course covers mathematics relative to the automotive trades. Course topics include the metric system, fraction, decimal equivalents, basic equations, ratio and proportion, gear ratio calculations, power, efficiency, and torque. This course is designed for Automotive Technology majors and covers all automotive-related mathematical areas from basic technician calculations to shop money management.

Schedule: Full Term, Jan 13-May 16
M         01:20PM-04:35PM LEC C.Moore              ARC MAIN Tech Ed 337     20670 
Textbook
MW        04:30PM-05:50PM LEC D.North              ARC MAIN Tech Ed 325     10910 Textbook
MW        06:00PM-07:20PM LEC D.North              ARC MAIN Tech Ed 335     10363 Textbook


AT 107    Employability Skills for Technical Careers    2 Units

Same As: ET 250 and WELD 150
Prerequisite: None.
Advisory: ENGWR 102 or 103, and ENGRD 116 with a grade of "C" or better; OR ESLR 320, ESLL 320, and ESLW 320 with a grade of "C" or better.
General Education: AA/AS Area III(b)
Hours: 36 hours LEC
Description: This course provides the opportunity to explore technical careers while developing valuable work and life skills. It is an introduction to a variety of technically-related occupations, emphasizing technical careers in the Sacramento area. Activities are designed to enhance personal development, employability skills, and self esteem through leadership, citizenship, and character development. This course is not open to students who have completed ET 250 or WELD 150.

Schedule: Full Term, Jan 13-May 16
MW        06:00PM-06:50PM LEC D.Dubois             ARC MAIN HeEd 701        10586 
Textbook


AT 110    Automotive Brakes    4 Units

Prerequisite: None.
Corequisite: AT 100 and 180
Advisory: AT 181 and 188
Hours: 54 hours LEC ; 54 hours LAB
Description: This course covers the theory, design, adjustment, and repair or overhaul of brake systems and components. The proper operation of power and hand devices used in the servicing of brake systems and components is covered. This course meets Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) A5 standards.

Schedule: Full Term, Jan 13-May 16
TTh       01:10PM-02:30PM LEC J.Andronas           ARC MAIN Tech Ed 334     20100 
Textbook
TTh       02:40PM-04:00PM LAB J.Andronas           ARC MAIN Tech Ed 333A      
TTh       06:00PM-07:20PM LEC C.Carleton           ARC MAIN Tech Ed 334     11105 Textbook
TTh       07:30PM-08:50PM LAB C.Carleton           ARC MAIN Tech Ed 333A      


AT 130    Manual Drive Trains and Axles    4 Units

Prerequisite: None.
Corequisite: AT 100 and 180
Advisory: AT 181 and 188
Hours: 54 hours LEC ; 54 hours LAB
Description: This course covers the basic principles of manual transmissions and transaxles and service. Topics include clutches, manual transmissions and transaxles, drive line and shafts, differentials/limited slip differentials, and four-wheel drive/all-wheel drive. This course meets Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) standard A3.

Schedule: Full Term, Jan 13-May 16
TTh       06:00PM-07:20PM LEC E.Harper             ARC MAIN Tech Ed 335     10361 
Textbook
TTh       07:30PM-08:50PM LAB E.Harper             ARC MAIN Tech Ed 333C      


AT 140    Advanced Automotive Skill and Speed Development    4 Units

Prerequisite: None.
Corequisite: AT 110, 130, 311, 312, and 314
Hours: 54 hours LEC ; 54 hours LAB
Description: This course covers automotive component diagnosis and repair, including brakes, suspension, heating and air conditioning, engine, transmissions, and other areas in preparation for competing in the regional, state, and national Skills USA competition. This course may be taken up to four times with different competitions.

Schedule: Full Term, Jan 13-May 16
F         07:30AM-10:35AM LEC J.McCormack          ARC MAIN Tech Ed 333E    10911 
Textbook
F         10:45AM-01:50PM LAB J.McCormack          ARC MAIN Tech Ed 333B      


AT 177    Bureau of Automotive Repair (BAR) Emissions Update UT032    1 Unit

Prerequisite: None.
Advisory: AT 332 with a grade of "C" or better
Hours: 18 hours LEC
Description: This course improves technicians' abilities to diagnose and repair emissions failures on complex computer-controlled vehicles.

Schedule: Other Term, Mar 10-Mar 11
SaSu      08:00AM-05:00PM LEC R.Carlisle           ARC MAIN Tech Ed 337     13582 
Textbook


AT 180    Automotive Data Acquisition    3 Units

Prerequisite: None.
Hours: 54 hours LEC
Description: This course covers the skills needed to adequately retrieve and apply automotive data, including on-line technical manuals and computerized shop management programs. Computer-based automotive service repair order generation is covered as well as usage and application currently utilized in many automotive repair facilities.

Schedule: Eight Week - First, Jan 13-Mar 12
W         01:10PM-04:15PM LEC J.McCormack          ARC MAIN Tech Ed 323     11899 
Textbook
TBA       TBA             LEC J.McCormack          ARC MAIN Online          11899 Textbook
Online & In-class
The above class meets both online and in the classroom. For further information about the course requirements, please visit the course website at www.arc.losrios.edu/online

Schedule: Full Term, Jan 13-May 16
W         06:00PM-09:05PM LEC J.Keith              ARC MAIN Tech Ed 324     10961 Textbook



See chart for Smog Check Repair Technician License at http://search.arc.losrios.edu/docs.htm


AT 295    Independent Studies in Automotive Technology    1-3 Units

Prerequisite: None
Hours: 162 hours LAB
Description: Independent Study is an opportunity for the student to extend classroom experience in this subject, while working independently of a formal classroom situation. Independent study is an extension of work offered in a specific class in the college catalog. To be eligible for independent study, students must have completed the basic regular catalog course at American River College. They must also discuss the study with a professor in this subject and secure approval. Only one independent study for each catalog course will be allowed.

Schedule: Full Term, Jan 13-May 16
TBA       TBA             LAB J.McCormack           TBA TBA                 12523 
Textbook


AT 298    Work Experience in Automotive Technology    1-4 Units

Prerequisite: None.
Advisory: AT 100; and eligible for ENGRD 310 or ENGRD 312 AND ENGWR 300; OR ESLR 340 AND ESLW 340.
General Education: AA/AS Area III(b)
Enrollment Limitation: Students must be in a paid or unpaid internship, volunteer position, or job related to the automotive industry with a cooperating site supervisor. Students are advised to consult with the Automotive Department faculty to review specific certificate and degree work experience requirements.
Hours: 300 hours LAB
Description: This course provides students with opportunities to develop marketable skills in preparation for employment or advancement within the automotive field. It is designed for students interested in work experience and/or internships in associate degree level or certificate occupational programs. Course content includes understanding the application of education to the workforce, completion of Title 5 required forms which document the student's progress and hours spent at the work site, and developing workplace skills and competencies. During the semester, the student is required to attend a weekly orientation and 75 hours of related paid work experience, or 60 hours of unpaid work experience for one unit. An additional 75 or 60 hours of related work experience is required for each additional unit. First-time participants are required to attend a weekly orientation and a final meeting. Returning participants are required to attend the first class meeting, a mid-semester meeting, and a final meeting and may meet individually with the instructor as needed to complete a work site observation and all program forms, receive updates, and assignments. Students may take up to 16 units total across all Work Experience course offerings. This course may be taken up to four times when there are new or expanded learning objectives. Only one Work Experience course may be taken per semester.

Schedule: Full Term, Jan 13-May 16
TBA       TBA             LAB N.McCormack          ARC MAIN Online          11319 
Textbook
Orientation:    Wednesday, January 17 5:00PM-5:50PM    Rm 337
Orientation for this section is mandatory. For further information about the course requirements, please visit the course website at www.arc.losrios.edu/online


AT 301    Small Gas Engines, Outdoor Power Equipment    4 Units

Same As: HORT 330
Prerequisite: None.
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 54 hours LEC ; 54 hours LAB
Description: This course covers the basic operational theory, servicing, adjusting, and maintenance of 2-cycle and 4-cycle small gas engines as they pertain to the automotive and horticulture industries. In addition, the small engine repair skill areas included in the regional, state, and national Skills USA competitions are covered. AT 301 and/or HORT 330 may be taken two times for credit for a maximum of 8 units, using different equipment.

Schedule: Full Term, Jan 13-May 16
F         08:30AM-11:35AM LEC B.French             ARC MAIN Tech Ed 337     20102 
Textbook
F         11:45AM-02:50PM LAB B.French             ARC MAIN Tech Ed 333E      


AT 310    Heating and Air-Conditioning Systems    4 Units

Prerequisite: None.
Corequisite: AT 100
Advisory: AT 181 and 188
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 54 hours LEC ; 54 hours LAB
Description: This course is an introduction to automotive heating and air conditioning theory. It meets Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) standard A7 and combines performance testing and repair practices as utilized in the industry.

Schedule: Five Week - Third, Apr 05-May 09
MTWTh     07:30AM-09:45AM LEC L.Hawe               ARC MAIN Tech Ed 336     10357 
Textbook
MTWTh     09:55AM-12:10PM LAB L.Hawe               ARC MAIN Tech Ed 333B      

Schedule: Full Term, Jan 13-May 16
MW        06:00PM-07:20PM LEC T.Schaumburg         ARC MAIN Tech Ed 337     12085 Textbook
MW        07:30PM-08:50PM LAB T.Schaumburg         ARC MAIN Tech Ed 330A      


AT 311    Suspension and Steering Systems    4 Units

Prerequisite: None.
Corequisite: AT 100
Advisory: AT 181 and 188
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 54 hours LEC ; 54 hours LAB
Description: This course is an introduction to advanced principles and service of suspension and steering systems, including alignment of equipment, alignment procedures, and the diagnosis and repair of suspension components. It meets Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) A4 certification standards.

Schedule: Five Week - Second, Feb 22-Apr 04
MTWTh     07:30AM-09:45AM LEC J.Andronas           ARC MAIN Tech Ed 334     10578 
Textbook
MTWTh     09:55AM-12:10PM LAB J.Andronas           ARC MAIN Tech Ed 333A      

Schedule: Full Term, Jan 13-May 16
Sa        08:00AM-11:05AM LEC M.Gunn               ARC MAIN Tech Ed 334     12772 Textbook
Sa        11:15AM-02:20PM LAB M.Gunn               ARC MAIN Tech Ed 333A      


AT 313    Automatic Transmission and Transaxles    4 Units

Prerequisite: None.
Corequisite: AT 100
Advisory: AT 181 and 188
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 54 hours LEC ; 54 hours LAB
Description: This course covers the basics of automatic transmission and transaxle principles and service. Topics include hydraulic principles, diagnosis and service, power conversion, and automatic transmission operation. AT 313 and AT 317 together meet Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) standard A2.

Schedule: Five Week - Second, Feb 22-Apr 04
MTWTh     01:10PM-03:25PM LEC E.Harper             ARC MAIN Tech Ed 335     10805 
Textbook
MTWTh     03:35PM-05:50PM LAB E.Harper             ARC MAIN Tech Ed 333C      

Schedule: Full Term, Jan 13-May 16
MW        06:00PM-07:20PM LEC E.Harper             ARC MAIN Tech Ed 333C    11787 Textbook
MW        07:30PM-08:50PM LAB E.Harper             ARC MAIN Tech Ed 333C      


AT 316    Alternative Fuels and Advanced Technology Vehicles    4 Units

Prerequisite: None.
Corequisite: AT 100
Course Transferable to CSU, Green Course Green Course
Hours: 54 hours LEC ; 54 hours LAB
Description: This hands-on course provides an overview of both conventional and alternative fuels with their impact on vehicle emissions in both gasoline and diesel engines. In addition, advanced vehicle technologies such as hybrid electric, direct injection, and fuel cells are explored. Topics include gasoline, E85, M85, diesel, biodiesel, CNG, LPG, LNG, RNG, EVs, HEVs, fuel cells, and dynamometer testing. Completion of this course helps students prepare for the Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) F1 Alternative Fuels Certification in addition to the ASE L3 Hybrid/Electric Vehicle Specialist Certification. Field trips may be required.

Schedule: Full Term, Jan 13-May 16
MW        06:00PM-07:20PM LEC R.Carlisle           ARC MAIN Tech Ed 333D    20116 
Textbook
MW        07:30PM-08:50PM LAB R.Carlisle           ARC MAIN Tech Ed 330       


AT 317    Advanced Drivetrain    4 Units

Prerequisite: AT 313 with a grade of "C" or better
Hours: 54 hours LEC ; 54 hours LAB
Description: This course covers advanced aspects of automatic transmissions, automatic transaxles, manual drivetrains, diagnosis, service, and repair. Topics include mechanical, electrical, and electronic diagnosis, diagnosis and repair of vibration problems, advanced scan tool operation, and dynamometer testing. AT 317 and AT 313 together meet Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) standard A2.

Schedule: Five Week - Third, Apr 05-May 09
MTWTh     01:10PM-03:25PM LEC E.Harper             ARC MAIN Tech Ed 335     11429 
Textbook
MTWTh     03:35PM-05:50PM LAB E.Harper             ARC MAIN Tech Ed 333C      


AT 325    Engine Performance Testing & Tuning    4 Units

Prerequisite: AT 301, 316, and 333 with grades of "C" or better
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 54 hours LEC ; 54 hours LAB
Description: This course explores the performance and efficiency of modern vehicle engine systems through the use of engine dynamometers and flowbench test equipment. Course topics include dynamometer performance testing, high performance engine assembly, engine computer reprogramming, fuel injector flow testing, forced induction systems and how to achieve maximum performance by choosing components that complement each other. Field trips may be required.

Schedule: Full Term, Jan 13-May 16
TTh       01:10PM-02:30PM LEC B.French             ARC MAIN Tech Ed 336     20118 
Textbook
TTh       02:40PM-04:00PM LAB B.French             ARC MAIN Tech Ed 330       


AT 330    Automotive Electrical Systems    6 Units

Prerequisite: None.
Corequisite: AT 100, 105, and 180
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 81 hours LEC ; 81 hours LAB
Description: This course covers the principles, operation, and diagnosis of automotive electrical systems including fundamentals of electricity (DC), electrical circuits, battery operation, fundamentals of magnetism, charging systems, starting systems, and electrical schematics. Along with completion of AT 331, this course meets Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) certification standards for the A6 Electrical Systems certification.

Schedule: Eight Week - First, Jan 13-Mar 12
MTWTh     07:30AM-09:45AM LEC C.Moore              ARC MAIN Tech Ed 337     11587 
Textbook
MTWTh     09:55AM-12:10PM LAB C.Moore              ARC MAIN Tech Ed 330B      

Schedule: Full Term, Jan 13-May 16
TThF      06:00PM-07:20PM LEC J.Gutierrez          ARC MAIN Tech Ed 303     11431 Textbook
TThF      07:30PM-08:50PM LAB J.Gutierrez          ARC MAIN Tech Ed 333E      



See chart for Smog Check Repair Technician License at http://search.arc.losrios.edu/docs.htm


AT 331    Advanced Automotive Electrical Systems    6 Units

Prerequisite: AT 180 and 330 with grades of "C" or better
Advisory: AT 110 and 310
Course Transferable to CSU, Green Course Green Course
Hours: 81 hours LEC ; 81 hours LAB
Description: This course covers the principles of advanced electrical diagnostics. Topics include automotive computers, vehicle networks, driver information systems and accessories, supplemental restraint systems, antilock brakes, tire pressure monitoring systems, and climate control. Along with completion of AT 330, this course meets Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) certification standards for the A6 Electrical Systems certification.

Schedule: Eight Week - Second, Mar 13-May 10
MTWTh     07:30AM-09:45AM LEC C.Moore              ARC MAIN Tech Ed 337     11427 
Textbook
MTWTh     09:55AM-12:10PM LAB C.Moore              ARC MAIN Tech Ed 330B      



See chart for Smog Check Repair Technician License at http://search.arc.losrios.edu/docs.htm


AT 333    California State Smog Check Inspector Training    6 Units

Prerequisite: AT 314 with a grade of "C" or better
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 81 hours LEC ; 81 hours LAB
Description: This course covers the Bureau of Automotive Repair (BAR) certified Level 1 and Level 2 smog inspector training. Topics include smog check laws, rules and regulations; standards of practice; engine theory, design, and operation; emission control theory, design, identification, operation, and testing; smog inspection visual and functional testing procedures; and loaded mode emission testing. It is required for first-time licensed inspection technicians. Along with completion of AT 332, this course meets Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) certification standards for the A8 Engine Performance certification. This course is formerly known as AT 323.

Schedule: Full Term, Jan 13-May 16
TThF      06:00PM-07:20PM LEC C.Tsushima           ARC MAIN Tech Ed 337     12294 
Textbook
TThF      07:30PM-08:50PM LAB C.Tsushima           ARC MAIN Tech Ed 330A      



See chart for Smog Check Repair Technician License at http://search.arc.losrios.edu/docs.htm


AT 495    Independent Studies in Automotive Technology    1-3 Units

Prerequisite: None.
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 162 hours LAB
Description: Independent Study is an opportunity for the student to extend classroom experience in this subject, while working independently of a formal classroom situation. Independent study is an extension of work offered in a specific class in the college catalog. To be eligible for independent study, students must have completed the basic regular catalog course at American River College. They must also discuss the study with a professor in this subject and secure approval. Only one independent study for each catalog course will be allowed.

Schedule: Full Term, Jan 13-May 16
TBA       TBA             LAB J.McCormack           TBA TBA                 12495 
Textbook

Spring 2018 Class Schedule

Updated: December 11, 2017